What is the Merchant Navy Commemorative Theme Project?

The Merchant Navy Commemorative Theme Project (MNCTP) promotes the sacrifices and contributions of Allied Merchant Navy and American Merchant Marine Veterans as the mainstay of the Allied Forces victories in both World Wars. In addition, highlights their critical efforts in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.

The MNCTP bridges the gap between the present day shipping industry and its glorious and predominantly forgotten past. By interconnecting historical fragments into a united whole, the MNCTP ensures that the valiant stories of our seafarers are told alongside their military and other civilian counterparts. Also, safeguarding its historical integration into the national and international mosaics of our rich maritime heritage and culture.

In 2015, the MNCTP launched the Allied Merchant Navy Promotions and Commemorative Celebrations (AMNPCC) as part of our new Global Maritime Promotion, Integration and Outreach Strategy (GMPIOS). The AMNPCC has been created to unify nations of the world under common veterans’ and maritime themes. Thereby, showcasing our veterans' worldwide contributions to peace and democracy on the international stage, throughout the last century, and beyond. The AMNPCC is the foundation for building a global partnership among nations of the world, public and private sector and non-for-profit organizations, educational institutions, the general public, and much more.

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The Never Forgotten National Memorial Foundation is committed to Honouring Canadian War Dead… Where Ever They May Lie. There are more than 114,000 Canadian War Dead that lie burried in foreign countries., lost at sea, or otherwise consumed into the landscapes of war, and these Heroes deserved to be honoured on Canadian soil with a unique and truly magnificent memorial.

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Who Were They?

Sadly many were individuals like Ted Truskoski, a 17 year old soldier that died in battle, and now rests in a country thousands of miles away from his home.

Now is the time to Honour Canadian War Dead – Wherever They May Lie.

As this unique story of the Never Forgotten National Memorial unfolds, you will hopefully experience a far better understanding as to the world of those courageous individuals…

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Honouring Our Fallen

The Never Forgotten National Memorial will be a place for remembrance and gratitude. It will ignite a new level of inspiration and passion with all Canadians and non-Canadians alike, through its spectacular maritime setting and the creation of the brand new iconic statue of Mother Canada.

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Where Are They Now?

In the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries in 74 countries around the world dedicated to fallen Canadians. The vast majority of these servicemen and women lost their lives in both World Wars, the Korean War, numerous peacekeeping missions and in recent international conflicts.

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A Beautiful Location, A Natural Fit

The location of the Never Forgotten National Memorial will take advantage of the Cabot Trail’s iconic ocean look-out, located at Green Cove, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. From this point, Mother Canada will stand tall with arms outstretched to embrace each and every one of Our Fallen who lost their lives in overseas conflicts, peacekeeping roles and Canadian missions.

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Solemn But Spectacular

Beneath stormy seas and in distant lands lie men and women who never returned home. The Never Forgotten National Memorial will be a place for visitors to reach back through the generations and forge a very real connection with this young nation’s Fallen Heroes.

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The Vision

Mother Canada is only one of the many wonderful facets of the Never Forgotten National Memorial. The site will offer a number of interactive opportunities and touching tributes which will allow visitors to reach back through the generations and forge a very real connection with this young nation’s Fallen Heroes, be they relative, a friend or even a perfect stranger. Come… Be Humbled

Wreaths Across Canada

Canadian Forces

Wreaths Across America

Pope Francis

Merchant Navy Commemorative Theme Project - Special Remembrance

The Apostolic Nunciature in Canada announces that His Holiness Pope Francis will include a special remembrance in his prayers for the souls of the men and women who lost their lives serving their countries in the Allied Merchant Navy.

Read the Special Remembrance from Pope Francis

World Maritime Day 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ip1HsTsaq0

Merchant Navy Commemorative Theme Project - Presidential Proclamation
National Maritime Day — May 20, 2016
United States of America

Read President Barack Obama’s Maritime Day Message

President Obama Maritime Day Message

Global Events Calendar

Media

CBC News Coverage 1988

Merchant Navy Veterans Day - 2007

Merchant Day of Rememberance - 2007

Our Veterans’ Voices

Captain John "Jack" C. Smith Interview

The Merchant Navy-Reality Show

The Merchant Navy—Reality Show Produced By Scottish Television